By Tadashige, signed Tadashige
Japan, 17th century, Edo period (1615-1868)
The slender curved blade with shinogi-zukuri and iori mue. The hamon is notare with some midare in nie-deki, ending in a komaru boshi, the hada is itame. The gilt copper habaki with diagonal file marks and dew drops. The nakago with one mekugi-ana and kuri jiri. The mei reads TADASHIGE.
With an NBTHK Kicho Token (‘Precious Token’) certificate, issued to a Mr. Yoshida on 5 September 1971 (Showa 46), no. 218354, noting a nagasa of 1-shaku 7-sun 2-bu, confirming the reading of the signature above and attributing the blade to the school of Fujiwara Takada, in the original envelope.
NAGASA 52 cm, LENGTH 75.2 cm (total)
Condition: Good condition with some wear, light scratches, and minor fukure and ware.
Provenance: Hungarian private collection.
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